Safari does not display GMail/Google Reader unread counts in tab titles

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jkwuc89, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. jkwuc89 macrumors member

    jkwuc89

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    #1
    To reproduce this, do the following:
    1. Create a bookmark for either GMail or Google Reader
    2. Click on the bookmark under Safari to load either site (make sure GMail or Google Reader has at least one unread item)

    The text in the tab title will not display the unread count. Instead, it displays either "GMail" or "Google Reader". Firefox displays the unread counts for both sites in the tab's title text as follows: "Gmail - Inbox(2) - <email addr>", "Google Reader (2)".

    This is the one of the main reasons why I will continue to use Firefox over Safari. Displaying the unread counts in the tab titles allows me to quickly glance at the browser's window with both sites loaded in separate tabs to see if there are any unread items.

    Is there any way to force Safari to display unread counts in the browser tab?
     
  2. Kieranic Guest

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    Well, you could try Google Notifier:
    http://toolbar.google.com/gmail-helper/notifier_mac.html

    It places a small icon in your menubar and tells you whenever you get a new email with a little pop-up.

    Or you can use "GMail Counter" (an add on for Safari available in the Extensions Gallery) that is similar to Google Notifier, except it is in the Safari toolbar. Not sure whether it gives you a pop-up when you receive email however. To find it, go to the Safari Extension Gallery and Apple-F "Gmail Counter" (without the quotes).
     
  3. karsten macrumors 6502a

    karsten

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    also doesnt work for the BBC RSS feed. i copied the address from firefox cause i like the feed to safari, and all it says in the tab is 'Saved Tabs' (opens on load). gmail does same thing you describe too, its kind of annoying
     
  4. HyperSun macrumors newbie

    HyperSun

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    #4
    Just switch to google chrome.. solves all your problems.
     
  5. jonathanberger macrumors newbie

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  6. jkwuc89 thread starter macrumors member

    jkwuc89

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    Thanks for the link. Using javascript:window.location='' to open GMail and Google Reader does the trick.
     

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